Bias EDUCATION programs and events

  • Past Bias EDUCATION programs and events:
    • Recognizing and reporting bias: A training that introduces CAs, HAMs, and RAs to Dickinson’s definition of bias, techniques for addressing bias, and the Bias Education and Response Team (BERT). 
    • Bias Awareness and Allyship Day: BERT kicked off Campus Inclusion Week (September 26-29) on Britton Plaza by sharing resources including the What Can I Do?  Ideas for Allies Guide, encouraging community members to sign the Campus Inclusion Week Pledge, and distributing a guide for campus advocacy and BERT posters and postcards.  The Week aimed to inspire the entire Dickinson community to commit to making Dickinson more inclusive through seeking educational material, supporting campus programs, participating in training opportunities and learning more about campus inclusion resources (Co-sponsored with CGSE, LGBTQ Services, ODS, and the PSC)
    • Recognizing and reporting bias: A training that introduces new CAs, HAMs, and RAs to Dickinson’s definition of bias, techniques for addressing bias, and the Bias Education and Response Team (BERT). 
    • BERT provided a Safe Space “Pop-Up” booth on the HUB first floor inviting all community members to enter the booth and share what ingredients constitute a safe (or safer) space? We also provided information and resources on the concept of safe space historically, and resources for allyship. ‚Äč30+ participants shared their responses.
    • BERT presentation for the Enrollment and Student Life Committee (ESLC)
    • Costumes & Cultural Appropriation FAS Workshop: It seems that every year around Halloween, colleges across the country (including Dickinson) are negotiating incidents related to students’ costume choices. Landis House invited all members of the faculty, staff, and administration to attend this training to learn how to more proactively assist students in avoiding potentially offensive or insensitive costumes. This workshop was facilitated by the Landis House Directors. Cosponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Institutional Excellence and Inclusivity; Provost's Office; Center for Service, Spirituality and Social Justice; Office of LGBTQ Services; Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity; and the Women’s & Gender Resource Center.
    • Campus Inclusion Week -- Occurs every September on Britton Plaza
      • Goals of the week include awareness-raising, community-building, and inspiring the entire Dickinson community to commit to making Dickinson more inclusive through seeking educational material, supporting campus programs, participating in training opportunities and learning more about campus inclusion resources
      • Co-sponsors have included: The Office of the Vice President for Institutional Excellence and Inclusivity; Provost's Office; Wellness Center, Center for Service, Spirituality and Social Justice; Office of LGBTQ Services; Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity; Women’s & Gender Resource Center, Access and Disability Services, Human Resource Services, Center for Global Studies and Education, Waidner-Spahr Library, the Student-Athletes Advisory Council, and others.)
      • Highlights have included...
        • Activities designed to raise awareness about international students
        • Distribution of What Can I Do?  Ideas for Allies Guide, encouraging community members to sign the Campus Inclusion Week Pledge, and a guide for campus advocacy
        • Over 100 posters depicting famous people and students with disabilities and activities designed to promote an understanding of the experiences of students with disabilities, including those with autism, ADHD, mental health, physical impairments, and learning disabilities
        • Having AAUW, College Republicans and College Democrats close out the week with Student Advocacy Day. 
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